Q&A: Ron Wolf on His Best Under-the-Radar Acquisition
Former Green Bay Packers general manger and Packers Hall of Famer Ron Wolf has been kind enough to tell us about some of the defining moments of his career. We’ll present the Q&A here on our blog. Be sure to check back for more Q&A.
Q: You brought a lot of high-profile guys to Green Bay — White, Favre, Holmgren to name a few — but you were also successful finding talent just about everywhere. Other than the big names everyone is aware of, who do you feel your best acquisition with the Packers was?
A: My best acquisition for the Packers was Brett Favre, but if you mean someone not on the radar or at a high profile position, that would be Ryan Longwell. We claimed him off of waivers from San Francisco and he became the leading scorer in the history of the Packers franchise. There are several other players who played a significant role in our rise, but Ryan’s story is what makes the game of professional football so exciting. I had drafted Brett Conway in the third round to be our placekicker and Ryan beat him out. It’s a tremendous story.